“What feeling predominates at the end of this victory?
There is a disappointment but not a lot either. It’s true that the first objective was to come here to win and keep this first place. We know the benefits. It really plays. Now Benfica have made a huge result there and we have to do with the cards we have.
Did you understand what was happening in the last moments of the match?
No, we didn’t understand. We managed our game. We knew it was important to win. We also knew that at half-time Benfica was 1-1 and that he had scored quickly after returning from the locker room. But we didn’t know that at the end of the match, it was 5-1 and 6-1. Afterwards, it was too late to get the right goal.
In the locker room, what was the state of the group: satisfied to have won or annoyed by the loss of the head of the group?
A bit of both. Of course we were happy with the work we did. But of course we also have things to improve in order to continue to grow. Afterwards, the first phase is important but the Champions League is played on the second. We have seen second teams which have been champions.
“The other teams are not going to be happy to fall on Paris either. »
This is the first time that it has happened anyway that a team is second for the number of goals scored away from home.
(He cuts) That’s the sixth criterion, right?
Yes. We have the impression that as soon as there is an unfavorable first time in C1, it falls on PSG.
I’ve been here a long time and there’s always a little thing (he smiles). We must make do. We have great players. It’s going to be difficult as it always has been. We have to go for the wins. The other teams will not be happy to fall on Paris either.
In your opinion, where is this first place lost?
In both matches against Benfica (1-1 on October 5 and 11). We had to win one, we didn’t succeed. Especially the one at home.
Where are you with your contract extension?
I have always had my mind at PSG. I have a year and a half of my contract left. I always want to stay. The club shows me its confidence in me. There are discussions. I hope everything will end well.
Before the World Cup?
We will see. »
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